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  1. Since most patients prefer out-of-hospital death, place of death can be considered an indicator of end-of-life care quality. The study of trends in place of death is necessary to examine causes of shifts, to e...

    Authors: Dirk Houttekier, Joachim Cohen, Johan Surkyn and Luc Deliens
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:228
  2. recent data indicate a slight decrease in the prevalence of smoking in Switzerland, but little is known regarding the intention and difficulty to quit smoking among current smokers. Hence, we aimed to quantify...

    Authors: Pedro Marques-Vidal, João Melich-Cerveira, Fred Paccaud, Gérard Waeber, Peter Vollenweider and Jacques Cornuz
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:227
  3. There is a growing body of evidence that integrated packages of community-based interventions, a form of programming often implemented by NGOs, can have substantial child mortality impact. More countries may b...

    Authors: Jim Ricca, Debra Prosnitz, Henry Perry, Anbrasi Edward, Melanie Morrow, Pieter Ernst and Leo Ryan
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11(Suppl 3):S35

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 11 Supplement 3

  4. Choosing an optimum set of child health interventions for maximum mortality impact is important within resource poor policy environments. The Lives Saved Tool (LiST) is a computer model that estimates the mort...

    Authors: William Winfrey, Robert McKinnon and John Stover
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11(Suppl 3):S32

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 11 Supplement 3

  5. Measles was responsible for an estimated 100,000 deaths worldwide in 2008. Despite being a vaccine-preventable disease, measles remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality in young children. Although a sa...

    Authors: Daisy Higginson, Evropi Theodoratou, Harish Nair, Tanvir Huda, Lina Zgaga, Suresh S Jadhav, Saad B Omer, Igor Rudan and Harry Campbell
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11(Suppl 3):S31

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 11 Supplement 3

  6. Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) is the leading cause of acute lower respiratory infections (ALRI) in children. It is estimated to cause approximately 33.8 million new episodes of ALRI in children annually, 9...

    Authors: Harish Nair, Vasundhara R Verma, Evropi Theodoratou, Lina Zgaga, Tanvir Huda, Eric AF Simões, Peter F Wright, Igor Rudan and Harry Campbell
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11(Suppl 3):S30

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 11 Supplement 3

  7. Meningococcal meningitis is a major cause of disease worldwide, with frequent epidemics particularly affecting an area of sub-Saharan Africa known as the “meningitis belt”. Neisseria meningitidis group A (MenA) i...

    Authors: Debajeet Choudhuri, Tanvir Huda, Evropi Theodoratou, Harish Nair, Lina Zgaga, Rachel Falconer, Ivana Luksic, Hope L Johnson, Jian Shayne F Zhang, Shams El Arifeen, Christopher B Nelson, Ray Borrow, Harry Campbell and Igor Rudan
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11(Suppl 3):S29

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 11 Supplement 3

  8. Oxygen therapy is recommended for all of the 1.5 – 2.7 million young children who consult health services with hypoxemic pneumonia each year, and the many more with other serious conditions. However, oxygen su...

    Authors: Alastair G Catto, Lina Zgaga, Evropi Theodoratou, Tanvir Huda, Harish Nair, Shams El Arifeen, Igor Rudan, Trevor Duke and Harry Campbell
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11(Suppl 3):S28

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 11 Supplement 3

  9. Staphylococcus aureus is a commensal of human skin and nares. It is also one of the leading nosocomial pathogens in both developed and developing countries and is responsible for a wide range of life threateni...

    Authors: Tanvir Huda, Harish Nair, Evropi Theodoratou, Lina Zgaga, Ali Fattom, Shams El Arifeen, Craig Rubens, Harry Campbell and Igor Rudan
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11(Suppl 3):S27

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 11 Supplement 3

  10. Pneumonia is the leading cause of child mortality worldwide. Streptococcus pneumoniae (SP) or pneumococcus is estimated to cause 821,000 child deaths each year. It has over 90 serotypes, of which 7 to 13 serotype...

    Authors: Julia Webster, Evropi Theodoratou, Harish Nair, Ang Choon Seong, Lina Zgaga, Tanvir Huda, Hope L Johnson, Shabir Madhi, Craig Rubens, Jian Shayne F Zhang, Shams El Arifeen, Ryoko Krause, Troy A Jacobs, Abdullah W Brooks, Harry Campbell and Igor Rudan
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11(Suppl 3):S26

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 11 Supplement 3

  11. Childhood undernutrition is prevalent in low and middle income countries. It is an important indirect cause of child mortality in these countries. According to an estimate, stunting (height for age Z score < -...

    Authors: Aamer Imdad, Mohammad Yawar Yakoob and Zulfiqar A Bhutta
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11(Suppl 3):S25

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 11 Supplement 3

  12. Given the recognized benefits of breastfeeding for the health of the mother and infants, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) for the first six months of life. However, ...

    Authors: Aamer Imdad, Mohammad Yawar Yakoob and Zulfiqar A Bhutta
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11(Suppl 3):S24

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 11 Supplement 3

  13. Given the widespread prevalence of micronutrient deficiencies in developing countries, supplementation with multiple micronutrients rather than iron-folate alone, could be of potential benefit to the mother an...

    Authors: Batool Azra Haider, Mohammad Yawar Yakoob and Zulfiqar A Bhutta
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11(Suppl 3):S19

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 11 Supplement 3

  14. Lack of exclusive breastfeeding among infants 0-5 months of age and no breastfeeding among children 6-23 months of age are associated with increased diarrhea morbidity and mortality in developing countries. We...

    Authors: Laura M Lamberti, Christa L Fischer Walker, Adi Noiman, Cesar Victora and Robert E Black
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11(Suppl 3):S15

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 11 Supplement 3

  15. Each year almost one million newborns die from infections, mostly in low-income countries. Timely case management would save many lives but the relative mortality effect of varying strategies is unknown. We ha...

    Authors: Anita K M Zaidi, Hammad A Ganatra, Sana Syed, Simon Cousens, Anne CC Lee, Robert Black, Zulfiqar A Bhutta and Joy E Lawn
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11(Suppl 3):S13

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 11 Supplement 3

  16. Of 136 million babies born annually, around 10 million require assistance to breathe. Each year 814,000 neonatal deaths result from intrapartum-related events in term babies (previously “birth asphyxia”) and 1...

    Authors: Anne CC Lee, Simon Cousens, Stephen N Wall, Susan Niermeyer, Gary L Darmstadt, Waldemar A Carlo, William J Keenan, Zulfiqar A Bhutta, Christopher Gill and Joy E Lawn
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11(Suppl 3):S12

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 11 Supplement 3

  17. Annually over 520,000 newborns die from neonatal sepsis, and 60,000 more from tetanus. Estimates of the effect of clean birth and postnatal care practices are required for evidence-based program planning.

    Authors: Hannah Blencowe, Simon Cousens, Luke C Mullany, Anne CC Lee, Kate Kerber, Steve Wall, Gary L Darmstadt and Joy E Lawn
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11(Suppl 3):S11

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 11 Supplement 3

  18. Our objective was to estimate the effect of various childbirth care packages on neonatal mortality due to intrapartum-related events (“birth asphyxia”) in term babies for use in the Lives Saved Tool (LiST).

    Authors: Anne CC Lee, Simon Cousens, Gary L Darmstadt, Hannah Blencowe, Robert Pattinson, Neil F Moran, G Justus Hofmeyr, Rachel A Haws, Shereen Zulfiqar Bhutta and Joy E Lawn
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11(Suppl 3):S10

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 11 Supplement 3

  19. Globally syphilis is an important yet preventable cause of stillbirth, neonatal mortality and morbidity.

    Authors: Hannah Blencowe, Simon Cousens, Mary Kamb, Stuart Berman and Joy E Lawn
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11(Suppl 3):S9

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 11 Supplement 3

  20. In this paper we review the evidence of the effect of health interventions on mortality reduction from hypertensive diseases in pregnancy (HDP). We chose HDP because they represent a major cause of death in lo...

    Authors: Carine Ronsmans and Oona Campbell
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11(Suppl 3):S8

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 11 Supplement 3

  21. Pre-eclampsia and Eclampsia are relatively common complications of pregnancy, leading to considerable maternal and fetal mortality and morbidity. We sought to review the effect of aspirin, calcium supplementat...

    Authors: Mehnaz Jabeen, Mohammad Yawar Yakoob, Aamer Imdad and Zulfiqar A Bhutta
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11(Suppl 3):S6

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 11 Supplement 3

  22. An important determinant of pregnancy outcome is the timely onset of labor and birth. Prolonged gestation complicates 5% to 10% of all pregnancies and confers increased risk to both the fetus and mother. The p...

    Authors: Arwa Abbas Hussain, Mohammad Yawar Yakoob, Aamer Imdad and Zulfiqar A Bhutta
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11(Suppl 3):S5

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 11 Supplement 3

  23. Pregnancy is a state of increased requirement of macro- and micronutrients, and malnourishment or inadequate dietary intake before and during pregnancy, can lead to adverse perinatal outcomes including stillbi...

    Authors: Aamer Imdad, Mohammad Yawar Yakoob and Zulfiqar A Bhutta
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11(Suppl 3):S4

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 11 Supplement 3

  24. Infection is a well acknowledged cause of stillbirths and may account for about half of all perinatal deaths today, especially in developing countries. This review presents the impact of interventions targetin...

    Authors: Sidra Ishaque, Mohammad Yawar Yakoob, Aamer Imdad, Robert L Goldenberg, Thomas P Eisele and Zulfiqar A Bhutta
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11(Suppl 3):S3

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 11 Supplement 3

  25. Diabetes during pregnancy is associated with significant risk of complications to the mother, fetus and newborn. We reviewed the potential impact of early detection and control of diabetes mellitus during preg...

    Authors: Madiha Syed, Hasan Javed, Mohammad Yawar Yakoob and Zulfiqar A Bhutta
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11(Suppl 3):S2

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 11 Supplement 3

  26. There is a strong association between stillbirth and fetal growth restriction. Early detection and management of IUGR can lead to reduce related morbidity and mortality. In this paper we have reviewed effectiv...

    Authors: Aamer Imdad, Mohammad Yawar Yakoob, Saad Siddiqui and Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11(Suppl 3):S1

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 11 Supplement 3

  27. The reported cases with varicella have not decreased and outbreaks of varicella among vaccinated children continue to be reported 9 years after the public vaccination program in Taipei. We investigated an outb...

    Authors: Chao-Chih Lai, Szu-Ching Chen and Donald Dah-Shyong Jiang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:226
  28. People with higher socio-economic status (SES) are generally in better health. Less is known about when these socio-economic health differences set in during childhood and how they develop over time. The goal ...

    Authors: Annemarie Ruijsbroek, Alet H Wijga, Marjan Kerkhof, Gerard H Koppelman, Henriette A Smit and Mariël Droomers
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:225
  29. Occupational exposure to chromium compounds may result in adverse health effects. This study aims to investigate whether low-level hexavalent chromium (Cr(VI)) exposure can cause DNA damage in electroplating w...

    Authors: Xu-Hui Zhang, Xuan Zhang, Xu-Chu Wang, Li-Fen Jin, Zhang-Ping Yang, Cai-Xia Jiang, Qing Chen, Xiao-Bin Ren, Jian-Zhong Cao, Qiang Wang and Yi-Min Zhu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:224
  30. Obese adults struggle to make the changes necessary to achieve even modest weight loss, though a decrease in weight by as little as 10% can have significant health benefits. Failure to meet weight loss goals m...

    Authors: Jennifer M Duncan, E Amy Janke, Andrea T Kozak, Megan Roehrig, Stephanie W Russell, H Gene McFadden, Andrew Demott, Alex Pictor, Don Hedeker and Bonnie Spring
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:223
  31. Osteopontin (OPN) is a plasma protein/cytokine produced in excess in several malignancies. In a recent study OPN was reported as being related to the duration of asbestos exposure and presence of benign asbest...

    Authors: Giuseppe Mastrangelo, Gianluca Marangi, Maria N Ballarin, Silvia Michilin, Aline SC Fabricio, Flavio Valentini, John H Lange, Ugo Fedeli, Luca Cegolon and Massimo Gion
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:220
  32. Parkinson disease (PD) causes physical disability that negatively affects the quality of life of the sufferer's and their families. There are no Parkinson's disease (PD) social science studies published from A...

    Authors: Gerry Mshana, Catherine L Dotchin and Richard W Walker
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:219
  33. Social isolation affects a significant proportion of older people and is associated with poor health outcomes. The current evidence base regarding the effectiveness of interventions targeting social isolation ...

    Authors: Andy P Dickens, Suzanne H Richards, Annie Hawton, Rod S Taylor, Colin J Greaves, Colin Green, Rachel Edwards and John L Campbell
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:218
  34. Although breastfeeding is universal in Ethiopia, ranges of regional differences in timely initiation of breastfeeding have been documented. Initiation of breastfeeding is highly bound to cultural factors that ...

    Authors: Tesfaye Setegn, Mulusew Gerbaba and Tefera Belachew
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:217
  35. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is highly prevalent and is associated with a substantial economic burden. Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) has been shown to be effective in treating IBS. The aim of this study w...

    Authors: Erik Andersson, Brjánn Ljótsson, Filip Smit, Björn Paxling, Erik Hedman, Nils Lindefors, Gerhard Andersson and Christian Rück
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:215
  36. The prevalence of metabolic syndrome has increased over the last few decades in adolescents and has become an important health challenge worldwide. This study analyzed the relationships between metabolic risk ...

    Authors: Carla Moreira, Rute Santos, José Cazuza de Farias Júnior, Susana Vale, Paula C Santos, Luísa Soares-Miranda, Ana I Marques and Jorge Mota
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:214
  37. The increasing prevalence of type 2 diabetes poses both clinical and public health challenges. Cost-effective approaches to prevent progression of the disease in primary care are needed. Evidence suggests that...

    Authors: Simon J Griffin, Rebecca K Simmons, Kate M Williams, A Toby Prevost, Wendy Hardeman, Julie Grant, Fiona Whittle, Sue Boase, Imogen Hobbis, Soren Brage, Kate Westgate, Tom Fanshawe, Stephen Sutton, Nicholas J Wareham and Ann Louise Kinmonth
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:211
  38. Diarrhoea is the second leading cause of childhood mortality, with an estimated 1.3 million deaths per year. Promotion of Solar Water Disinfection (SODIS) has been suggested as a strategy for reducing the glob...

    Authors: Andri Christen, Gonzalo Duran Pacheco, Jan Hattendorf, Benjamin F Arnold, Myriam Cevallos, Stefan Indergand, John M Colford and Daniel Mäusezahl
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:210
  39. Although self-management support improves diabetes outcomes, it is not consistently provided in health care settings strained for time and resources. One proposed solution to personnel and funding shortages is...

    Authors: Amireh Ghorob, Maria Mercedes Vivas, Diana De Vore, Victoria Ngo, Thomas Bodenheimer, Ellen Chen and David H Thom
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:208
  40. Flu vaccination significantly reduces the risk of serious complications like hospitalization and death among community-dwelling older people, therefore vaccination programmes targeting this population group re...

    Authors: Carlos Chiatti, Pamela Barbadoro, Giovanni Lamura, Lucia Pennacchietti, Francesco Di Stanislao, Marcello M D'Errico and Emilia Prospero
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:207
  41. Social capital has been recognized as a major social determinant of health, but less attention has been given to social capital of persons with musculoskeletal impairments. The present study aimed to explore t...

    Authors: Kyo Takahashi, Nguyen Thi Minh Thuy, Krishna C Poudel, Kayako Sakisaka, Masamine Jimba and Junko Yasuoka
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:206
  42. The ability to predict future onset of depression is required for primary prevention of depression. Many cross-sectional studies have reported a correlation between sense of coherence (SOC) and the presence of...

    Authors: Toshimi Sairenchi, Yasuo Haruyama, Yumiko Ishikawa, Keiko Wada, Kazumoto Kimura and Takashi Muto
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:205
  43. Improving child survival through various health interventions has been one of the main preoccupations of public health programs in developing nations. However, efforts to understand the child death determinant...

    Authors: Belaineh Girma and Yemane Berhane
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2011 11:197

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